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Épernay

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Added on 03 Jun 2015,

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Name and address

Épernay

FR-51200 Épernay

Geodetic coordinates

49.043594 3.957036

Communication

Vue du parc et du château Moët & Chandon
Vue du parc et du château Moët & Chandon
Moët & Chandon caves
Moët & Chandon caves

Épernay ([epɛʁnɛ]) is a commune in the Marne department in northern France.

Épernay (Sparnacum) belonged to the archbishops of Reims from the 5th until the 10th century, when it came into the possession of the counts of Champagne. It was badly damaged during the Hundred Years' War, and was burned by Francis I in 1544. It resisted Henry of Navarre in 1592, and Marshal Biron fell in the attack which preceded its eventual capture. In 1642 it was, along with Château-Thierry, named as a duchy and assigned to the duc de Bouillon.

Main sights

In the central and oldest quarter of the town, the streets are narrow and irregular; the surrounding suburbs, however, are modern and more spacious, with La Folie to the East, for example, containing many villas belonging to rich wine merchants. The town has also spread to the right bank of the Marne.

One of its churches retains a portal and stained-glass windows from the sixteenth century, but the other public buildings are of modern construction. The most famous street in Épernay is the Avenue de Champagne which features the leading Champagne manufacturers.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Épernay', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 19 May 2015, 18:20 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%C3%89pernay&oldid=663122575> [accessed 3 June 2015]

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Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

Pan-Europe Cycle Route Paris - Prague

Route

1,9 km

Châlons-en-Champagne - Château-Thierry

Route

2,4 km

Wien - Dieppe

Tour

2,4 km

Added on 03 Jun 2015,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 03 Jun 2015